Posts Tagged Europe

Vonn wins women’s World Cup downhill in France

Lindsey Vonn, of United States, celebrates on the finish area after winning an alpine ski women's World Cup downhill in Val d'Isere, France, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

VAL D’ISERE, France (AP) — Just four races back into her skiing career, Lindsey Vonn is on the verge of World Cup history.

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Ruble crisis threatens Kontinental Hockey League

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League saw itself as the oil-rich rival to the NHL, offering a tempting, if less prestigious, alternative to playing in North America.

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AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all

Brazilian author  Paulo Coelho gestures during an interview with The Associate Press, at his apartment, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values against anonymous terrorists. The best-selling author says he was prepared to make himself an example — even if it meant inviting criticism and threats — if Sony Pictures had taken him up on his $100,000 offer for the rights to its cancelled film. (AP Photo/Boris Heger)

GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn’t enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists.

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Latvia’s Melbardis, Dreiskens win bobsled race

Latvia's Oskars Melbardis, left, and Dauments Dreiskens celebrate their win in the men's World Cup two-man bobsled event, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Latvia’s Oskars Melbardis and brakeman Daumants Dreiskens won the World Cup two-man bobsled race Friday night at Canada Olympic Park.

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Things to know about FIFA’s World Cup probe

FIFA president Sepp Blatter and FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, left, leave after a press conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report into the bidding process, President Sepp Blatter said Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Ever since FIFA executives voted to send the World Cups of 2018 and 2022 to Russia and Qatar there have been endless questions about how and why they picked those countries and accusations that some of them might have been bought off or otherwise leaned on.

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